Needlestick Prevention

Needlestick injuries in agriculture are common although not as recognized as those in human clinical settings. Farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and on site workers are susceptible to needlesticks on the job. These injuries can be serious and may require medical attention. These needlestick prevention resources are intended to educate those individuals and prevent injuries in swine and dairy operations.

SAFETY ALERT
Altrenogest

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting veterinary medical professionals, as well as those who work with horses and pigs, that a synthetic progesterone (hormone) product commonly used in these animals may cause reproductive system disorders and other adverse effects in people who become exposed to the drug.

The FDA is providing this alert because of the nature of the adverse events, some of which have occurred in teenage girls.

SAFETY ALERT
Micotil 300 (tilmicosin)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting cattle and sheep owners, farmworkers, veterinarians, physicians, emergency medical technicians, and other health care providers about the potential hazards to people exposed to the animal drug Micotil 300 (tilmicosin).

There have been multiple reports of injury, and even death, in people following injection of Micotil 300. People exposed to Micotil 300 should immediately seek medical care.

 

 

FACT SHEETS AND POSTERS

UMASH has developed the following needlestick prevention fact sheets and posters for farm workers, producers and veterinarians. These are high resolution pdfs – ready to print and hang!

 

VIDEOS

UMASH has developed videos on needlestick prevention on dairy farms and swine/hog farms. These videos are available in English and Spanish.

These videos are provided for informational and educational purposes only. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

View the videos directly on our site by clicking on them below, or download the video by right-clicking the “Download mp4” link below the video and saving the file.

Preventing Needlestick Injuries
Proper Use on Dairy Farms

Updated: October 2018
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Preventing Needlestick Injuries
Proper Use on Swine and Hog Farms

Updated: October 2018
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Previniendo lesiones por piquetes de agujas
El uso apropiado en lecherías

Updated: October 2018
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Previniendo lesiones por piquetes de agujas
El uso apropiado en granjas porcinas

Updated: October 2018
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NEEDLE KNOW HOW WEBINAR

Needlestick Prevention

UMASH Co-Director, Jeff Bender was a presenter on a November 28, 2018 webinar hosted by the National Pork Board and the National Hog Farmer. The webinar’s purpose was to advise hog producers about proper needle usage and worker safety with administration techniques. He was joined by Karen Hoare, Director of Producer Learning and Development at the National Pork Board and Dr. Scanlon Daniels, DVM from Circle H Headquarters, LLC.

This webinar is FREE – you will just be asked to register before viewing.
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